1.10 Introduction to the HLA Standard Library

There are two reasons HLA is much easier to learn and use than standard assembly language. The first reason is HLA's high-level syntax for declarations and control structures. This leverages your high-level language knowledge, allowing you to learn assembly language more efficiently. The other half of the equation is the HLA Standard Library. The HLA Standard Library provides many common, easy-to-use, assembly language routines that you can call without having to write this code yourself (and, more importantly, having to learn how to write yourself). This eliminates one of the larger stumbling blocks many people have when learning assembly language: the need for sophisticated I/O and support code in ...

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